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- slandre (obsolete)
From Middle English slaundre, sclaundre, from Old French esclandre, from Ecclesiastical Latin scandalum (“stumbling block, temptation”), from Ancient Greek σκάνδαλον (skándalon, “scandal”). Doublet of scandal.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈslɑːndə/
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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈslændɚ/
- (General Australian) IPA(key): /slɐːndə/
- A false or unsupported, malicious statement (spoken, not written), especially one which is injurious to a person's reputation; the making of such a statement.
- See also Thesaurus:slander
- glorification (falsely praising statement)
false or unsupported spoken malicious statement
- To utter a slanderous statement about; baselessly speak ill of.
- 1601, Ben Jonson, Poetaster or The Arraignment: […], London: […] [R. Bradock] for M[atthew] L[ownes] […], published 1602, OCLC 316392309, Act III, scene iv:
- Tuc[ca]. […] Can thy Author doe it impudently enough?
Hiſt[rio]. O, I warrant you, Captaine: and ſpitefully inough too; he ha's one of the moſt ouerflowing villanous wits, in Rome. He will ſlander any man that breathes; If he diſguſt him.
Tucca. I'le know the poor, egregious, nitty Raſcall; and he haue ſuch commendable Qualities, I'le cheriſh him: […]
- glorify (baselessly speak well of)
utter a slanderous statement about